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“It's all about $$$” 1 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Seven Valleys, PA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“It's all about $$$”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

An unpleasant experience - from the moment we arrived it was all about money. The front desk staff were formal, detached and unhelpful, the TV in breakfast room was noisy and the breakfast supervisor bordered on being rude. The nicest people in the hotel are the women who service the rooms. All the amenities in the world cannot make up for poor service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank babathemba
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hamptonality is something we're completely dedicated to and I regret to hear that this is not something you received while staying with us. You're not just a customer to us, you're our guest and I've reminded our team to ensure this remains a top focus. Thank you for alerting us to the experience you had at the front desk and during breakfast. I've specifically addressed your concerns and hope you'll come back to see a whole new level of service.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We enjoyed our experience at the downtown Hampton Inn. We parked our car on Friday afternoon and picked it up on Sunday. There was lots to do with no driving involved. We went to the Saturday Morning Market (about 300 yards from the hotel), the Dali Museum (about 800 yards away), and the sites on Central Ave. The location was perfect!! The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast was the standard Hampton Inn menu but acceptable. Only wish they had bacon instead of the sliced sausage. Thanks again for a great weekend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for the positive review. We do have the best location in downtown St. Petersburg and many of our guests do not need their vehicles once they arrive. Also, we do have bacon on the breakfast menu, but we rotate offerings. Thanks again.
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Portland, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was a surprisingly nice hotel with a great location. It was clean and up to date and the free breakfast was a plus. There was free wireless, although at times it was a bit slow. Overall I would stay there again since I got a reduced rate for business.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank KeithB2013
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property and mentioning many of the extra value items you receive for free at the Hampton. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great location to everything downtown St. Pete has to offer. A nice alternative if you have a meeting at the Vinoy. It's about a 3-block walk that is pleasant through the park or along the waterfront. Close restaurants and bars on every adjacent block. Parking is easy. A great place as well if you fly in to Albert Whitted since you can walk to/from the airport as well.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Heliport
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
You mentioned two subjects that we do not talk about often. We are a great alternative to the Vinoy if you are not needing the full service 5 star experience (or price!). And, for guests who own a small plane, we are very convenient to Albert Whitted airfield. Thanks for bringing up these topics, we do appreciate your feedback.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My sister-in-law booked a room at the Downtown Hampton Inn & Suites for me and a friend, making our first visit to St. Petersburg. We LOVED everything about it. The room was very clean and comfortable, overlooking the 2nd floor pool, the complimentary breakfast was great (Judy had a fresh waffle for the first time in years), and the hotel staff were all marvelous. The location was perfect for walking to the many surrounding restaurants and museums, the Pier, and the waterfront parks. We would love to return some day, and will definitely tell friends & family back in Grand Rapids, MI about this great little hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We are very happy to have played a role in your positive impression of downtown St Petersburg. We love the downtown area with all of its various offerings. Our job is to help you enjoy your visit by providing a clean, comfortable location to return after a busy day of exploring. Thank you
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. The staff originally put us in the wrong room, but they were very helpful to get it fixed. The rooms are nice, the staff is very helpful and we really enjoyed the free beverages and food that are provided from 5 - 7 p.m.
If I was being critical, the only negative thing about the stay was the front desk never answered the phone. I called downstairs a couple of times for valet and to ask a question. The phone rang so many times, I finally just went downstairs.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank JL T
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for the positive review of our property. I apologize for the telephone not being answered in a timely manner. I will review our front desk scheduling to get this corrected. Thanks again.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I had to make last minute reservations. I got in late but the staff was really accommodating. The location was very accessible to so many of the downtown venues. The breakfast was really good and the afternoon snacks were nice to have after a long days work. Although I was on business I would definitely stay at this location for vacation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank KGadvice
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kjohansson, General Manager at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
As oppossed to the last reviewer, this is a first review. To have perhaps made such an impression that someone was motivated to write their first review is also exciting and rewarding. Thank you for taking the time to share.
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Property: Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
Address: 80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3914
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Petersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
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